What You Need to Know about Guy Wildenstein’s Tax Evasion Trial

artnet News | Brian Boucher:

In a case the French media have labeled “Dallas on the Seine” in reference to the 1980s TV drama about a wealthy Texas oil family, a legendary art dealing clan is coming under scrutiny. Guy Wildenstein, heir to an art-dealing fortune, a friend of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and the recipient of the Legion d’Honneur, is on trial for massive tax evasion on a sprawling estate. Published estimates of its value range, startlingly, from $60 million (the family’s estimate) to $1 billion (according to the Associated Press)… Read more

Image: Guy Wildenstein arrives for his trial over tax fraud at the courthouse in Paris on September 22, 2016. Photo Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images